The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and his team have been meeting with the presidential candidates of the PDP, APC and the Labour party who are seeking alliance with him.
The meeting between the Wike and the PDP presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar came a few hours after the governor met with the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a few other top politicians in London.
Wike on Wednesday had also met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the British capital.
Although details of the meeting with Atiku have not been made public, the parley was a significant move in the ongoing efforts by the PDP chieftains to resolve the crisis that hit the party after the conclusion of its presidential primary in May.
The last meeting between Atiku and Wike took place on August 4 in Abuja.
Thursday’s meeting was attended by the Adamawa State Governors Ahmed Fintiri (Adamawa), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia
Governor Wike said his team is more interested in a better Nigeria, and they are consulting widely with those who mean well for the country.
He confirmed their meetings with Peoples Democratic Party, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo in London, and explained that topmost on the agenda is how to make Nigeria better than what is it currently.
The Rivers State governor noted that all is not well with Nigeria and they are seeking remedies that will restore enduring hope for the nation.
“I can confirm that this is the first time as a team that we are meeting with Presidential candidates. We met with the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC and we met with our leader, former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
“We met the presidential candidate of the Labour Party. We also met with our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. For whatever it’s worth, consultation is ongoing. Whatever we are talking about, is for the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. It is not parochial and tied to one person or group of persons. We believe that with what is going on, it will be for the interest of Nigerians at the end of the day.”